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Accession 02-189,  Smithsonian Institution, Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center,  Project Files, 1976-2001

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution, Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center
Title: Project Files
Dates: 1976-2001
Quantity: 3.27 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 16x20 box) (0.58 non-standard size boxes)
Collection: Accession 02-189
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

Records document the development and execution of projects by the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center (VIARC). The bulk of the records document VIARC's activities relating to the Smithsonian Institution's 150th Anniversary Program. VIARC developed various marketing tools to promote anniversary events. The office was responsible for the design and deployment of banners, flags, signage, brochures, and a special videodisc presentation by Secretary Ira Michael Heyman advertising the celebration that culminated in the "Party on the Mall" (August 10-11, 1996). Other projects include the development of signage directing visitors to museums and other points of interest in and around the Mall. Materials include brochures, correspondence, drawings, financial records, ephemera, maps, memoranda, photographs, proposals, reports, and videodiscs.

Descriptive Entry

These records document the development and execution of projects by the Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center (VIARC). The bulk of the records document VIARC's activities relating to the Smithsonian Institution's 150th Anniversary Program. VIARC developed various marketing tools to promote anniversary events. The office was responsible for the design and deployment of banners, flags, signage, brochures, and a special videodisc presentation by Secretary Ira Michael Heyman advertising the celebration that culminated in the "Party on the Mall" (August 10-11, 1996). Other projects include the development of signage directing visitors to museums and other points of interest in and around the Mall.

Materials include brochures, correspondence, drawings, financial records, ephemera, maps, memoranda, photographs, proposals, reports, and videodiscs.

Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2017; Transferring office; 5/21/2002 memorandum, Alers to Klein; Contact reference staff for details.

Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-189, Smithsonian Institution, Visitor Information and Associates' Reception Center, Project Files

Container List

Box 1

Banners (Interior/Exterior)

Box 1 of 4

Birthday Party

Box 1 of 4

SIC Theater Program Introduction Update

Box 1 of 4

Publications/Logo

Box 1 of 4

Product Development and Licensing (PDL) Projects

Box 1 of 4

Community Committee

Box 1 of 4

Calendar

Box 1 of 4

Coin

Box 1 of 4

Bell

Box 1 of 4

"America's Smithsonian" (Pass Reservation Problems)

Box 1 of 4

Rack Cards

Box 1 of 4

Advertisements & Travel Industry Promotion

Box 1 of 4

"Initiatives" Paper

Box 1 of 4

Marketing

Box 1 of 4

Program Committee

Box 1 of 4

SIC Exhibitions

Box 1 of 4

"Smithsonian's Gift" Case

Box 1 of 4

Timeline Pylon: Smithson and Smithsonian

Box 1 of 4

Training Manuals/Assignments (Volunteers & Staff Birthday Party)

Box 1 of 4

Information Reference Binder (Museum Desks, Mall Booths, Telephone Stations for Birthday Party)

Box 1 of 4

Public Inquiry Phone Operations

Box 1 of 4

Memos, Schedules & Operations

Box 1 of 4

Acknowledgment of Volunteer / Staff Support

Box 1 of 4

150th Financial Summary

Box 1 of 4

150th Budget

Box 1 of 4

Bannerwork Problems

Box 1 of 4

Assignments

Box 1 of 4

Miscellaneous Items

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

1st Exterior Graphic Information System, 1983-1988

Chronology of Activities

Box 2 of 4

GWU Design Study

Box 2 of 4

SI Review of Study and Prototypes

Box 2 of 4

Commission Reviews (National Capitol Planning Commission, Commission of Fine Art, Historic Preservation & Review Board)

Box 2 of 4

Photos of Prototypes on Site

Box 2 of 4

Directional Signs to Anacostia Museum

Box 2 of 4

History of National Park Service/SI Signage on the National Mall, 1976-1989

Box 2 of 4

Smithsonian Management and Analysis Office (MAO) Review Visitor Signs in Museum, 1989

Box 2 of 4

Downtown Business Improvement District (Pedestrian Signs 1998-2001, Miscellaneous Correspondence)

Box 2 of 4

Box 3

Videodiscs of 150th Anniversary Theater Presentation with Secretary Heyman

Box 3 of 4

Box 4

Design Drawings for 150th Anniversary signage and banners

Box 4 of 4